Weekly workouts 11/23 – 11/29/15 + some fun things!

It’s so fitting that today I’m posting my first workout recap in a while but yet we’re almost at the end of November. I haven’t gone so long without posting my runs since…well….when I wasn’t running. This is the first week in forever that I’ve ran more than 3 times, so I thought it would be bit more interesting for those of you that like these things. It also makes me feel like I actually accomplished something this week!

Monday: 8 mi, 1:23:04, 10:24 avg. Longest run since the BRF half-marathon and it felt great. I once again felt like I could have kept going. My left IT band was a little tight the next couple of days after.

Alone on the top level = selfie time.
Alone on the top level = selfie time.

Tuesday: “Ripped” class with my mom. It was a mix of zumba, kickboxing, and involved some weights. It was a lot of fun and I was pooped after. It helped to loosed up my leg/knee a bit!

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday – RW Run Streak Day 1: Turkey Trot! 3.1 mi + .4 mi cooldown. Turkey trot was done in 29.07. Slower than last year I think, but it was the best 5K I’ve ran so far this year. Didn’t walk, didn’t start out too fast, and I was able to kick it in at the end. I ran home as a cool down.

Apparently I run with my eyes closed
WHATTA GEM

Fun fact: this was my town’s second year doing the Turkey Trot, and they drew 175 people, 100 more than last year!

Friday – RW Run Streak Day 2: 3 miles in Vermont – SO SO HILLY, which made my IT Band flare up a bit. But I felt so energized for the rest of the day!

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Saturday – RW Run Streak Day 3: (mighty slow) mile. An easy 11:05 mile on the treadmill followed by some good stretching to loosen my legs up after spending the two previous days in the car

Sunday – RW Run Streak Day 4: Plan is 3 miles at an easy pace. I’ll probably stick to the treadmill as it usually feels better for me to run on the even surface when my IT Band flares up.

Weekly miles: 18.5 – highest in FOREVER and I love it!


Now for the fun stuff

I was so excited on Wednesday to be accepted to be a FitFluential ambassador! I’ve wanted to apply for a long time now, but I was sure I would be rejected. I was so surprised when I got the email!

ambassador-badge

I’m back in fitbit land! My second Fitbit Flex died last September and I never replaced it. My mom just got a new one so I am forever borrowing her old one. If you have a Fitbit, add me as a friend!

 

Did you trot on Thanksgiving? 

Do you wear a fitness tracker?

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Weekly workouts 11/23 – 11/29/15 + some fun things!

  1. I actually stopped wearing my vivofit about a month ago, but now that Im done with training I am thinking I should start wearing it again. I am planning to take alot more days off running but want to sure I keep moving enough!
    Nice job this week! I have never done a run streak and I am so impressed with those who can do them!

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    • I almost got a vivofit, but I’m happy with my free Fitbit! That sounds like a great idea to wear it again. I’m curious as to how much I’ll move around when I’m working in a school come January.
      Thanks! It was nice to feel like I had a worthwhile week running 🙂

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  2. Congrats on being selected and on the mileage. I didn’t get to do a Turkey Trot this year, but it was nice just to have a lazy morning instead! There’s a big Turkey Trot in downtown Cleveland though, so I’m thinking of checking it out next year.

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